Clumsiest moment? - page 5

O.k, so I am probably the klutsiest person on earth. My husband cannot believe that I am a nurse and don't daily stab myself with needles or break my neck falling over my own feet:imbar The worst I... Read More

  1. by   caroladybelle
    One day in college, I was trying to impress a cute guy. I've always been too klutzy to excel at sports. So I was letting him teach me how to play pingpong.

    I tripped over the leg of the table and fractured my ankle.


    And let's not get into how I fractured my elbow and humerus (in 4 places no less) in ballet class!!!!!!!!
  2. by   Allison S.
    Hmm. Let's see. My favorite clumsy move at work has to be taking the spike out of a partially filled IV bag, and then leaving it hanging. If I'm really clumsy, it spills all over me! Haven't dumped it on a patient yet.

    Personally, I'm torn between fracturing my patella on a trip to the post office, or fracturing my clavicle on aconvenience store run. And then there are the two times my GYN has asked me about bruises on my inner thigh that I can't explain. (I do have very long legs, and they are far away from my brain, so I don't always know what they are up to.)

    Sometimes, I wonder if my patients and their folks are seriously scared of me!
  3. by   Paris
    I'm pretty clusmy too. Once while working at a law firm I had these big heeled shoes on and tripped; so to play it off I acted like I was trying to skip down the hallway. It was pretty funny. Then another time wearing those same shoes I tripped and fellover into the copy machine. These shoes are pretty hazardous. I've fallen many of times wearing them usually with an audience around. Another time I went to answer the phone b/c I was the receptionist and I wasn't paying attention and smacked it right into my forehead! I almost thought I knocked myself out b/c I was seeing black for a few minutes. Suprisingly there were no bruises. Just the other night I dropped a thing full of ice on me. I cleaned it up and preceded to drop another thing full of ice on me! I was pretty frustrated. I've had my fair share of clumsiness. Hahaha!!!
  4. by   jode
    Klutz??? Not ME!!!! Those dust balls are HUGE!!!!!!!!!!
  5. by   mario_ragucci
    When you make a clutzy move, or engage in spaz behavior, do you laugh at yourself, enjoy being laughed at by others or get angry with and pity yourself :-(
  6. by   ktwlpn
    Originally posted by mark_LD_RN
    well am not very clumbsy but had a couple of episodesof it.
    1) we had gotten new L&D beds .Just finished a delivery patient still upin stirrups, was attempting to put foot of bed back on , ithought i had it locked in place so i pushed on it .and ended up falling foward face first ended up on the floor very red and embarressed
    2) i once turned to walkout of patients room and walked into edge of open door.boydid that hurt
    Good thing that you ended up with your face on the floor-and not between ..those stirrups....Yech!LOL!!...Or imagine if you had flung a hand out to try to stop your fall? Grabbed hold of...well---best left unsaid...I am ROFLMAO right now....
  7. by   Mofe'ny
    I had a clumsy moment the other night. I was putting a baby back under a radiant warmer after letting mom hold her. It was the first time that mom had gotten to hold her and the baby was 3 days old. Well, the IV pole was in the way and as another nurse and I moved baby back, the IV pole fell over. Luckily teh wall was there and caught the pumps! Otherwise I would have been crying instead of laughing!
    One of the day shift nurses dumped the code cart over one night while the neo was tubing a 23 weeker. Of course this happened at shift change so when we walked in the code cart is laying on its side. We had just gotten this code cart and it was the first 'attempt' to use it.
  8. by   RNConnieF
    Juts tipped myself out of the chair trying to wheel across the nurses station rather than walk. My hospital seems to have a number of high spots in the floors, I keep catching my toe on them. Come to think of it I have one high step at my house, I always fall up the steps at the same point. While I'm thinking about it, could we find a way to reroute IV tubing so I don't catch my foot in it, and can we change the tele monitoring system so I don't catch my stethoscope, name tag, med keys, earrings, hair, or ear in the wires? I respectfully request that my fellow nurses FULLY open the doors so that my lab coat will stop getting caught on it. Also, do not leave that litter or wheelchair there, I am tired of running into it. One more thing, the crash cart needs a new home, my right hip will need to be replaced next week if I hit it one more time. I am not clumsy, my environment and fellow staff seem to have it out for me.
  9. by   VivaLasViejas
    I always laugh when I do something stupid, like sitting on a rolling stool and getting deposited on the floor. Even if I'm hurt, I laugh because I'm so embarrassed. One time many years ago, when I was coming out of this hilltop tavern after having consumed three and a half Long Island iced teas, I stumbled over my own feet and, since I was headed downhill, lost control and crashed through a wooden fence. Broke it, too (you should've seen the bruises on my legs the next morning). The trouble was, I ended up with my butt in the air and my face in the bushes, and I was laughing so hard I couldn't get up!! It took both of the friends I was with, plus 2 good-looking bouncers, to extricate me from the vegetation and put me in the car. Fortunately, I don't do that sort of thing anymore (I haven't had so much as a sip of beer in 10 years, 8 months, and 29 days, but who's counting?). Still laugh about it, though!:imbar
  10. by   longtermcarern
    The other night at work I had a pt. who was in severe pain. When I took her brand new bottle of roxanol in to give her some I tripped over air as I opened the bottle. Spilled half the bottle all over the floor. Had to call in a cna to be a witness that it was spilled and to watch me clean it up. The pt was laughing so hard she momentarily forgot her pain and the cna laughed all night.
  11. by   sunnygirl272
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    originally posted by mark_ld_rn
    well am not very clumbsy but had a couple of episodesof it.
    1) we had gotten new l&d beds .just finished a delivery patient still upin stirrups, was attempting to put foot of bed back on , ithought i had it locked in place so i pushed on it .and ended up falling foward face first ended up on the floor very red and embarressed
    2) i once turned to walkout of patients room and walked into edge of open door.boydid that hurt
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    originally posted by ktwlpn
    good thing that you ended up with your face on the floor-and not between ..those stirrups....yech!lol!!...or imagine if you had flung a hand out to try to stop your fall? grabbed hold of...well---best left unsaid...i am roflmao right now....
    omg, ktwlpn , i am sooo glad i am not the only one who thought that!!!!rotflmao!!!
  12. by   TheLionessRN
    During my Health Assessment final while I was in nursing school, I was very nervous. We were in the skills lab and had to run scenarios. I had a dummy pt in the bed, which was next to a wall, and the bedside rolling table was against the wall, leaving a small amount of room between it and the bed to walk. The instructor was on the other side of the bed. I was doing my thing, running the scenario, and something rolled off the bedside table. I bent over to pick it up and bumped my head on the underside of the table, which sent the rest of the stuff on it crashing to the floor. Backing out from under the table, I ran into the pt bed with the backs of my knees and plopped down on the side of the bed, just far enough to break my fall, but not far enough to stop my rear end from sliding off the edge....and having to reach for the rolling bedside table in front of me.
    To the instructor's credit, he didn't laugh, but on that day, I coined my own personal phrase for myself. I was having a Lucy Moment.
  13. by   stressedlpn
    I have been called Grace since for as long as I can remember. Like Wendy I often trip on air. I can always laugh at myself. I figure that I was made this way to provide hours of amusement to my co workers and family. Unfortually not only am I "graceful" but also tend to be a wee bit hyper 90% of the time, not a ggod comination

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